This is a wide-ranging account of the complex relations between Black communities and popular media, analysing the ways in which Black communities have been portrayed in film and television and considering the contribution made by Black media professionals.
Karen Ross is a Research Officer at the Centre for Mass Communication Research at the University of Leicester.
Author's Note. Part I: Film:. 1. Down and Out in Beverley Hills: Black Portraits and the White Imagination. 2. Black Fights Back Part I: Black Filmmakers and Strategies of Opposition in Britain. 3. Black Fights Back Part II: Black Filmmaking and Strategies of Opposition in America. Part II: Television: . 4. Small but Imperfectly Formed: Small Screen Portraits of Otherness. 5. Minority Interests: British Television and the Multicultural Agenda. Part III: Film and Television:. 6. Reading Black Media. 7. Twenty-First Century Blues. Bibliography. General Index. Index of Films. Index of TV Programmes.